Australian Government Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery


Chris Healy, Prof Morag McArthur, Greg Smith, Dr Gail Winkworth

Funding Source:

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


FaHCSIA contracted ICPS to develop an Evaluation Framework to guide the evaluation of recovery assistance across all hazards, disaster recovery situations, and a whole of Australian Government evaluation of the disaster recovery assistance arrangements for Tropical Cyclone Larry, taking into account existing completed evaluation work.

The evaluation was a means of testing the efficacy of the draft disaster recovery assistance evaluation framework. The literature review examined literature on the effects of disasters on individuals, communities and the social environment, with particular consideration given to vulnerable groups such as those on low incomes, the unemployed and people with little or no insurance, vulnerable women and children, the aged and those who lived in remote Indigenous communities.


Healy, C., McArthur, M., Smith, G., & Winkworth, G. (2007). Evaluation Framework: Australian Government Disaster Assistance Package. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G. (2007). Disaster Recovery, a Review of the Literature. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.